The Enigma of Japanese Power: People and Politics in a Stateless Nation
In this brilliantly authoritative book, Karel van Wolferen unravels the confusions and misperceptions the West has about Japan and can no longer afford to maintain.
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This means that at high schools considered better than average - and the
evaluation of schools in such terms is almost a national pastime - pupils spend
most of their time training to pass exams. The name schools have the best idea of
monitor their chances of achieving the levels allowing them to sit for the exams of
choice schools. Nearly all pupils will pass to higher grades and graduate, as this
is normally automatic in Japan. But most of the large body of pupils who lack ...
The increasing unruliness at public middle schools and high schools, which
Nikkyoso attributes to the inability of pupils to maintain the pace and to the
recently introduced ranking system, has caused many schools to react by
tightening the ...
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While the author seems biased by his own negative experiences as a foreigner trying to work in Japanese media, his severe critique of the weakness of Japanese leadership has been confirmed by events to a considerable degree. Read full review
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If you want to understand Japan and the Japanese this book is a must read Read full review